Big Sky Resort Area District (BSRAD) keeps the wheels of Big Sky moving by use of a luxury tax. Since 1993, the district has awarded nearly $73.2 million to area organizations. To facilitate those allocations there has been a time-intensive application process, demanding of both applicants and the board.
Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board (Resort Tax) is looking into amending the local ordinance regarding alcohol and tobacco sales. Currently, the 3 percent resort tax only applies to alcohol sold in restaurants, but, by the start of the 2019/2020 ski season, residents could expect a shift to all alcohol and tobacco sold.